Hon Hai Accumulating Intelligent Auto Patents

Luxgen is a new Taiwanese independent auto brand seeking to grow and add market share in Taiwan and abroad. Luxgen has shown propensity towards selling intelligent automobiles in a global market. More broadly, in the US autonomous vehicles have been licensed for testing in two US states to date, and Google’s Sergey Brin has publically predicted that autonomous vehicles will be ready for market in 5 years. Luxgen is owned by parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry Ltd. Hon Hai has started to accumulate patents related to autonomous vehicles starting in 2010 and their transportation related patent awards and their details are below in Figure 2 and Table 4. Secondly, top litigated software UPC classes for 2012 include several classes related to transportation technology. These litigation trends indicate that technological innovation in the transportation industry is high-value at this time.

Figure: Hon Hai Transportation Related Patent Grants by Award Year

Table: Details for Hon Hai’s transportation related patents

UPC Subclass Grant Date Patent Title
/701/213 2010-09-28 Method for determining positions of contacts
/340/435 2011-08-02 Automatic warning and breaking system for vehicle
/701/23 2012-06-26 System for sensing state and position of robot
/701/213 2012-07-10 GPS device for displaying traffic conditions and method thereof
/701/45 2012-08-07 Vehicle safety system and method with automatic accident reporting
/701/47 2012-08-07 Vehicle safety system and method with automatic accident reporting
/701/28 2012-08-28 Mobile phone and method for selectively sending location update request to cellular network
/701/213 2012-08-28 Mobile phone and method for selectively sending location update request to cellular network
/701/36 2012-12-18 Machine motion control system
/701/2 2013-01-22 Server and method of controlling automated guided vehicles
/701/23 2013-02-05 Robot with an automatic charging function
/701/22 2013-02-12 Sectional electric drive vehicle
/701/213 2010-09-28 Method for determining positions of contacts

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